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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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European Union Law

Geoffrey Rivlin.

in First Steps in the Law

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 4267 words.

This chapter provides a history of the European Union. The Second World War, which ended in 1945, led to the creation of new international bodies, such as the United Nations. European...

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Using legislation

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski.

in Legal Skills

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 11927 words.

This chapter discusses how to use legislation. It first looks at the ‘anatomy’ of an Act of Parliament and describes each of its composite parts. It then considers the various means by...

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Using legislation

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski.

in Legal Skills

April 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 11706 words.

This chapter discusses how to use legislation. It first looks at the ‘anatomy’ of an Act of Parliament and describes each of its composite parts. It then considers the various means by...

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Punishments Today

Geoffrey Rivlin.

in First Steps in the Law

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 6897 words.

This chapter is about punishments and sentencing. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the five main purposes of sentencing are punishment, public protection, crime reduction, reparation,...

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Legislation

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski.

in Legal Skills

April 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 12567 words.

This chapter first considers the process by which Acts of Parliament come into being. It then turns to delegated legislation — that is, law that is made by other bodies under Parliament's...

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Legislation

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski.

in Legal Skills

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 12924 words.

This chapter first considers the process by which Acts of Parliament come into being. It then turns to delegated legislation — that is, law that is made by other bodies under Parliament's...

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Laws around the World

Geoffrey Rivlin.

in First Steps in the Law

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 4721 words.

This chapter examines the different laws of the international community of Nations. International law is the law between Nations. It has developed out of customs over the centuries, but it...

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The Police:

Geoffrey Rivlin.

in First Steps in the Law

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 5351 words.

This chapter considers the police force, which is the largest and best-known law enforcement agency in the UK. Before the formation of any official police force, there existed the Justices...

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Volunteering, paid work and other extra-curricular opportunities

Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones.

in The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

March 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal Skills and Practice. 6807 words.

Studying law — attending classes, reading, writing essays — is obviously an essential factor in becoming a successful law student. However, ‘just’ studying law, in the sense of completing...

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